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It is now recognized that anthropogenic factors are the main contributor to Climate Change. It is no longer a mere scientific curiosity but has become the single greatest challenge the world is facing today.
The IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report states that the warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and extreme weather events have also changed in both frequency and intensity over the 50 years. The rise in global temperatures is affecting many natural systems across the globe. Effects of regional level climate variability on natural and human environments are simultaneously emerging. These changes are threatening food production, increasing human health related problems, impacting valuable natural ecosystems (coral reefs, mangroves, coastal wetlands), increasing risk of disasters and catastrophes etc. The stress created by extreme climate variability on societies and the environment at such a rapid rate renders both vulnerable. It is a serious problem for developing and underdeveloped countries as capacity to adapt to and cope with such risks are low.
Hence understanding what is “vulnerability”, Who/what is vulnerable, what kind of vulnerability is it and what is causing the vulnerability through a climate change lens is the need of the hour.
Meant for NGO Decision-makers, NGO Staff, Members of Autonomous Institutions, Corporate staff, Activists, Government Officers (District/ Taluka / Village Level), – limited to 20 participants only.
- helps development practitioners understand the importance and need for moving from “development planning to planning under conditions of uncertainty
- builds capacities to analyse and synthesise information that helps one assess who and what is vulnerable and incorporate it in to the project planning cycle
- helps project planners and implementers identify interventions that may actually be increasing vulnerability of CC further, and make appropriate mid-course corrections
- trains to anticipate vulnerability to CC while designing which can lead to more robust projects that serve the intended communities better thus reducing the risk of projects becoming obsolete prematurely and wastage of large amounts of fund is being invested in such projects.
- trains to develop no regret interventions
- Why is understanding vulnerability to climate change so important?
- Assessing Vulnerability – introduction to WOTR’s Vulnerability Assessment Tool (VAT) for Project Planning
- Usage of VAT and its practical application in project villages
- WOTR’s experience in implementing the VAT and live case study discussions
The course will be conducted in English and Hindi/Marathi/Telugu
Watershed Training Centre, Village Darewadi, block, Dist. Sangamner, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
September 25-28, 2012
(Sponsored training requires only registration fees)
Last date for Submission
September 4, 2012
WATERSHED ORGANISATION TRUST, (WOTR)
Paryavaran’, Behind Market Yard, Ahmednagar – 414 001, Maharashtra
Phone: +91 241 2450188, Fax: +91 241 2451134
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